OpenVPN Access Server installation options


OpenVPN Access Server is designed for the Linux operating system. The links provided on this page will direct you to what you need to deploy for your chosen platform. If you have problems, you can easily create or log in to your account and submit a support request.

We support the following Linux distributions for OpenVPN Access Server:

  • Red Hat Linux Enterprise
  • CentOS
  • Ubuntu
  • Debian
  • Amazon Linux 2

Download the latest installation packages for these Access Server software packages by signing into the Access Server portal.

While you must install the server on a Linux OS, you can install clients on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android. After launching your server, your end users can install pre-configured clients directly from your Access Server’s Client UI. Optionally, you may download OpenVPN Connect from our website: OpenVPN Connect.

Choose your deployment platform

The first step is to choose the deployment platform you prefer. You can find all of the options in the Access Server portal when you click Get Access Server. It provides you with the Linux OS installation packages for an on-premise server, prepared images to deploy on virtual appliances, and links to cloud instances with prepared Linux OS plus Access Server installations ready to launch.

Follow Quick Start Guides

We provide helpful documentation for deploying your OpenVPN Access Server. Find your deployment platform below for links to the appropriate quick start guide:

Linux OS

For an installation on any system that runs a compatible Linux operating system, use these helpful links:

Amazon Web Services

For Amazon AWS, we provide a simple setup wizard. With it, you can easily create a CloudFormation script. It will run on AWS and create a pre-configured Access Server. Our Amazon AWS launcher sets you up with an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS image with OpenVPN Access Server pre-installed directly inside our portal:

Cloud Platforms

We also have ready to launch instances on the platforms below. The links will take you to our Quick Start guides for each:

Virtual Appliances

We also provide prepared images ready for deployment on Microsoft Hyper-V and VMWare ESXi. These are great options for a Windows shop where you can launch a Linux virtual machine on Windows servers.